Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 1911
Hole torn in the hull of RMS Olympic after the collision with HMS Hawke in the Solent, 20th September 1911. The collision took place as Olympic and Hawke were running parallel to each other through the Solent. As Olympic turned to starboard, the wide radius of her turn took the commander of Hawke by surprise, and he was unable to take sufficient avoiding action. Hawke's bow, collided with Olympic's starboard side near the stern, tearing two large holes in Olympic's hull, above and below the waterline which resulted in the flooding of two of her watertight compartments and a twisted propeller shaft. At a subsequent inquiry the Royal Navy blamed Olympic for the incident, alleging that her large displacement generated a suction that pulled Hawke into her side
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5th March 1936: The great transatlantic passenger liner SS Queen Mary nears completion at a shipyard on Clydebank, Scotland. Measuring 1, 020 feet in length, with a gross tonnage of 81, 237, the Queen Mary won the Blue Riband for the fastest crossing of the North Atlantic in 1938. She was withdrawn from service in 1967, and is currently moored at Long Beach, California. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
RMS OLYMPIC, 1911. The arrival of the RMS Olympic ocean liner in New York Harbor
RMS OLYMPIC, 1911.
The arrival of the RMS Olympic ocean liner in New York Harbor after her 1911 maiden voyage. The ship was built for the White Star Line, which also included Titanic and Britannic. Unlike her sisters, Olympic served a long and illustrious career (1911 to 1935), becoming known as Old Reliable. Photograph, 21 June 1911